I leave you, and in you the last of humankind whom these eyes will ever behold. Farewell, Frankenstein! If thou wert yet alive and cherished a desire of revenge against me, it would be better satiated in my life than in my destruction… I shall ascend my funeral pile triumphantly and exult in agony of the torturing” (Shelley pg. 252-253). This quote conveys the theme because once you let something take over, you’ll never, realize all the damage that you have done to yourself or others around you.
Their nails are long, nasty and as pointed as a knife head. At that brief moment, the group now realise, that the curse of the Mespelbrunn Castle, the curse of Count Friedrich, all of them, are real. And now they got to run away from it. "EMMA, LARA! QUICKLY!!"
Victor did not see that his neglection of the monster would result in the monster’s revenge. The creature went on to terrorize Victor’s family and life by killing William and blaming Justine. “Remember that I am thy creature; I ought to be they Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel. Whom thou drive from joy for no misdeed. Everywhere I see bliss, from which I alone am irrevocably excluded…” (87) The monster compares himself to devil.
His family and home is everything to him, especially his love for Elizabeth. However, as the story progresses and Victor begins to realize the magnitude of his mistake in creating the monster, his outlook on life changes drastically and shifts to a darker tone. During his trek through the wilderness in search of himself, Victor finds peace and comfort in the bleak and powerful mountains. Specifically “...while rain poured from the dark sky and added to the melancholy impression I received from the objects around me…My heart, which was before sorrowful, now soared with something like joy” (Shelley 67). After this passage, Victor then moves to exclaim that he would be alright if “Wandering spirits” would “take me...away from the joys of life.” By connecting the daunting and rainy landscape to the feelings of elation and awe that envelop Victor, the reader can interpret that, unlike the beginning of the novel where Victor is accustomed to the sunny bliss of Geneva, he is instead much more at ease within the dark yet powerful landscapes of the mountains.
The monster’s motivation to get revenge for his creation and the destruction of his companion causes him to murder anyone close to Victor Frankenstein. Soon after Victor destroys the monster’s companion, the monster kills Henry Clerval. Victor serves time in prison because he is blamed for the death of Henry Clerval. Next, The monster kills Elizabeth, who was the source of Victor’s joy. As a result, Victor’s father dies days later.
It is at this point when the creature decides to return the raging behaviours of humankind to his creator. He states " Frankenstein! You belong then to my enemy-- to him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim" (144). As an attempt of returning the agony that the creature has had to persevere, he murders Victor's loved ones.The creature, filled with fury, searches for Victor in Geneva. Soon he comes upon a boy who happens to be Victor's brother, William.
Victor rejected the monster for his appearance, “Oh! no mortal could support the horror of that countenance”(Chapter 5 paragraph 4) and if Victor accepted the way the monster looked his fate could have been changed and he could have lived a happy life with Elizabeth instead of watching her die to the monster. So many
Throughout the story he is constantly fighting the urge to get revenge on humanity, eventually he is corrupted. Victor breaks his promise to the creature of giving him a mate, this strikes the spiral of horrific events that follow. The first act of revenge the monster commits is killing Victor’s best friend Henry Clerval. In Victor perspective when he first discovers Henry has been killed, “when the mark of the fingers was mentioned I remembered the murder of my brother and felt myself extremely agitated”(Shelley 181). The creature aims to let Victor know he is serious about his threat to seek revenge on his wedding day by killing Henry.
While in the laboratory creating the monster, the setting around Victor is very mysterious which could make one infer that something dark will happen. Victor describes the atmosphere by adding; “The rain pattered dismally against the pains, and my candle was nearly burnt out, ” (Shelley 42). Just as this is said, the monster comes to life taking victor aback by his catastrophic, frightening looks. The gloomy atmosphere reflects exactly onto the key event of the creation of the monster. After the death of his brother, victor decides to travel to a summit.